About Neighborhood Partners

Neighborhood Partners is a College Station community management company, specializing in residential developments. The Board of Directors contracts with Neighborhood Partners to manage the ongoing operations of the community, including:

  • Finances and management of the association's bank account
  • Deed restriction enforcement
  • Contracting for maintenance and groundskeeping

Learn more about the services we offer here, or contact Neighborhood Partners for more information.

Office Hours:
   Monday to Thursday
   9:00am to 2:00pm

Office: 979-690-2330

Fax: 979-690-0330

We can always be reached via email at:
sandie@hoapartners.net

 

What is a Community Association? Purpose of a Community Association

Automatic and mandatory homeowners associations are part of an overall concept of residential property ownership. Purchase of the home or lot brings with it membership in the association which provides the structure for operation and management of the residential community concept.

Membership includes certain mandatory obligations, financial responsibilities and rules of the association. By purchasing into a community association, be it a condominium unit, townhome, or single family home, the owner agrees to abide by the community's pre-established guidelines. The owner will often live close to his or her neighbors, share common facilities, and voluntarily sacrifice certain freedoms, all for the cause of protecting communal property values and reducing nuisances.

Reasonable restrictions, consistently enforced over time, will preserve the net value of the community and maintain a high quality of life for residents.

 

People choose to live in community associations for numerous reasons. Many association owners value the inherent benefits offered by community association living. Community associations are designed to:

  • Manage common areas of the property
  • Manage property interests of owners
  • Provide services for owners
  • Develop a sense of community through social activities and/or amenities

 

More information on Homeowners Associations can be found here.

Definition of a Community Association Governing Documents

A community association provides a communal basis for preserving, maintaining, and enhancing homes and property. All community associations have three basic, defining characteristics:

  1. Membership in the community association is mandatory and automatic for all owners. This is unlike other associations whose membership is voluntary.
  2. Certain documents bind all owners to be governed by the community association. These documents require mutual obligations to be performed by the individual owner and the community.
  3. Mandatory lien-based economic charges or assessments are levied on each owner in order to operate and maintain the community association.

 

The purpose of a community association's governing documents is to provide for the legal structure and operation of the community. The documents:

  • Define the rights and obligations of both the association and its owners
  • Create a binding relationship between each owner and the association
  • Establish the mechanisms for governing and funding the association's operations
  • Set forth rules and standards for the:
    • Protection of both owners and the community
    • Enhancement of property values
    • Promotion of harmonious living
Benefits

An HOA provides people with shared neighborhood values an opportunity to enforce regulations, consistent with overriding statutory constraints, to achieve a community representative of such values. There are pre-existing rules in the form of CC&Rs and bylaws that a buyer has a right and an obligation to view before entering such a community, that also prescribe methods for modification of these regulations. These bylaws are largely limited in various degrees by state laws, with some overriding federal judicial or statutory limits.

Each member of a homeowners' association pays assessments that are used to cover the expenses of the community at large. Some examples are landscaping for the common areas, maintenance and upkeep of community amenities, insurance for commonly-owned structures and areas, mailing costs for newsletters and other correspondence, employment of a management company or on-site manager, security personnel and gate maintenance, and any other item delineated in the governing documents or agreed to by the Board of Directors.